Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 805,924

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 805,924

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Carey School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Center for Human Rights GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reading Tree CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund MN Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youngstown State University OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 441,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
JDRF International United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
GLAAD Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jesuit High School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Forum pour un Developpement Durable Endogene (FODDE) Senegal International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
DC Independent Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Gardens Edge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,504,750

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13110 records found.